Delay in salary of SSA teachers echoes in LA

The delay in the release of salaries for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers echoed in the Legislative Assembly (LA) on Saturday.

The delay in the release of salaries for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers echoed in the Legislative Assembly (LA) on Saturday.

As the proceedings of the House commenced the CPI (M) leader and legislator from south Kashmir's Kulgam district M Y Tarigami came down heavily on the government for its alleged failure to maintain uniformity in providing monthly salaries to the teachers.

"We (legislators) are getting huge amount of salaries. But our teachers are without salaries for more than six months," Tarigami said.

He castigated the government for making tall claims of resolving the issue and said presence of legislators in the "August House" serves no purpose if government fails to justice with the employees.

"Government should take immediate steps to release the salaries of SSA teachers in school education department," Tarigami said.

Meanwhile, Minister for parliamentary affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri who was present in the House said the matter would be taken up with the Education department the issue will be resolved as early as possible.

Earlier the JK government had blamed Government of India (GoI) for delay in the salary of SSA teachers saying that only 57.84 percent funds were received from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) during the first and second installment of the funds for the salary of SSA teachers working in the school education department.

The government had informed the House that an amount of Rs 832 crore and Rs 192 crore was received in the first and second installment against the approved Rs 1772 .60 crore by MHRD.

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